Saying thank you for a deed doesn’t have to be difficult and it can actually be relatively painless. When someone takes the time out of their day and schedule to give you a referral whether it is for an employment opportunity or for a school admission, you should always send them a thank-you note for a referral letter. Some people like to enclose small gifts with the tank you letters as a token of appreciation.
This letter should be short, to the point and state only enough to get the point across that the person is being thanked for a referral. While this is usually done in letter format, some people prefer to do this in e-mail and there’s honestly not one format better than the other. However, if you do this in an e-mail format, you should save a copy of this to a folder or in drafts so that you have an idea of how to write a future thank you note for a referral letter or email.
You should start the note off with a thank you and thank the recipient for their time.
If you got an opportunity, an interview or landed a position as a result of the referral, be sure to include that in your note.
Re-assure the recipient that while they’re being represented by you because of their note, you will strive to do a good job.
I would like to thank you for the time you took out of your day to write a referral letter to a potential employer that I have had my eye on and finally an opportunity came up. I know you’re a very busy man but working in cyber security has been a dream of mine.
I’d like to inform you that because of your referral, I received a phone call from the CEO of the company, Paul Letterson, who said he was impressed with my resume and the fact you were referring me. I have an interview in one week on August 4.
Thank you for this wonderful opportunity and the referral